Registered Agent for the State of Illinois
LLC 50.1 Illinois Annual Report for LLC
Instructions for Completing the Limited Liability Company Annual Report
This topic will address the following questions:
- When is my annual report due?
- When and how do I get the annual report?
- What does it cost to file the annual report?
- Is there a late fee or penalty if I don’t file on time?
- Do I need to provide supporting documentation with my annual report?
Filing of the annual report puts the world on notice that you are in compliance with all state compliance statutes and that the company is in good standing in the State of Illinois.
Illinois annual reports are sent to your registered agent, who in turn delivers the reports to the designated person at the company approximately 6 weeks prior to the due date with Illinois. The Annual Report due date is the first day of the month of the anniversary of the acceptance of the company’s registration with the State of Illinois. If your incorporation or qualification date is October 30, 2018, then your annual report would come due on the first day of October of each year the company is conducting business in Illinois.
Annual report fees were reduced in 2017 and the filing fee is currently $75.00 with a late fee of $100.00 assessed on the 60th day past the due date.
LLC 50.1 Instructions:
Numbered items in the article below correspond to the numbered questions on the form. Unless indicated as optional, all questions must be completed.
These instructions are for the 50.1 form provided in the link above. The report you receive from your Illinois Registered Agent will have all fields pre-filled, all you need to do is review, sign and send to the State with your payment. If anything has changed, cross out and enter the correct information. Keep in mind that you cannot change your agent information on the Annual report.
- Limited liability company name: this is the legal name of the company in its state of formation and/or on record with the Illinois Secretary of State. An assumed name is not the legal name of the company, but is an alternate name established with the State to transact business under.
Registered Agent: The name of your current registered agent.
Registered Office: Refers to the office of the registered agent which should not be confused as the principal office which is where the company books and records are located.
* The registered agent name and address cannot be changed on the annual report; this must be done by filing the LLC 1.36/1.37 form. The registered agent must remain exactly as it is indicated on the State’s database for the annual report.
2. State or Country of origin: This is your State of formation (domestic state); and
Date organized in or admitted to Illinois: This is your formation date in Illinois, or the date the State of Illinois accepted your application for admission to transact business in Illinois (LLC 45.5 form).
3. Address of principal place of business: This is the physical address of where the company’s books and records are maintained. (Do not place the registered agent address in this field).
4. Name and business addresses of managers and any member with the authority of manager.
*Starting on January 1, 2020, all members or managers that are a corporation, LLC or other entity who are not currently registered with the Secretary of State as a foreign or domestic entity, must submit a good standing certificate for each member or manager from that entities domestic State.
5. If manager or member is an entity, then this is an attestation that their current existence is affirmed.
6. Notification that agent changes can only be made by filing form LLC 1.36 / 1.37 or by filing an amendment to the articles of organization or amending the application for admission to transact business.
7. Signature block should contain the member or manager’s signature, printed name and title as member or manager. If the member or manager is a company, it will be signed by an officer of the corporation or authorized member/manager of the LLC which will include their title and the name of the company they are signing on behalf.
By Mail: The annual report should be submitted to the State of Illinois in the envelope provided with the report with the State of Illinois address showing through the window of the envelope.
On-Line: The State now accepts online filings for the LLC annual report. This is the most efficient way to file the report and there is no expedited fee. The report is accepted immediately and your company’s status will be upgraded upon filing to Good Standing. You will need your state file number to enter the annual report portal. The link to the annual report portal is: https://www.ilsos.gov/departments/business_services/annual_reports/llc_instructions.html